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Electric Shock Prognosis
Recovery from electric shock depends on the nature and severity of the injuries. The percentage of the body surface area burned is the most important factor affecting prognosis.
If someone who has received an electric shock does not suffer immediate cardiac arrest and does not have severe burns, he or she is likely to survive.
Infection is the most common cause of death in people hospitalized following electrical injury.
Timothy Price, MD
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